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Funded by the EU - NextGenerationEU | ERTMS

May 27 2024

Funded by the EU - NextGenerationEU | ERTMS

The company MEDWAY Operador Ferroviario de Mercadorias SA Sucursal España S.A. has received funding from the Ministry of Transport and Sustainable Mobility, within the framework of the Recovery, Transformation and Resilience Plan, financed by the European Union - NextGenerationEU, in order to develop investment projects within different lines of action, in compliance with the specific objectives included in investment 4 of component 6 of the PRTR: Interoperability in rail freight transport; Promotion of transport intermodality; Modernisation of rail freight material; Safe, sustainable and connected road transport; Sustainability of maritime and air transport and Digitalisation of transport.  

Thanks to this funding, the project ‘Provision of ERTMS onboard system for 25 locomotives’ is being implemented as part of Action Line 1. Railway interoperability, Measure M1: European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) onboard, for prototypes already developed that only include the implementation of the ERTMS system in new and existing locomotives (standard equipment) and the realisation and development of prototypes and installation of the ERTMS B3 system in new and existing locomotives, with the aim of acquiring and installing the ERTMS system in a total of 25 locomotives to increase the competitiveness of rail compared to other modes of transport, favour the interoperability of rolling stock through the incorporation of the standard at European level, improve and raise safety levels, increase the speed of circulation to achieve a reduction in journey times and increase the capacity of the lines by minimising the time interval between trains, with a bankable budget of 8. 405.000,00 €. The project runs from July 2022 to December 2025.

Link to the political priorities of the European Union: https://commission.europa.eu/strategy-and-policy/priorities-2019-2024_es

 

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